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Caring for people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s
What is Dementia?
Dementia is an umbrella term for many brain related diseases that affect the brain and involve loss of memory, confusion and deterioration of the brain. Alzheimer’s is the most common forms of dementia where each part of the brain slowly deteriorates over time. Vascular dementia is the next most common form of dementia and is where the blood supply to the brain is affected and causes symptoms such as loss of memory, seizures, depression and various other symptoms. frontotemporal dementia is another form and the term covers a range of specific conditions. It is sometimes called Pick's disease or frontal lobe dementia. It’s a rarer form of dementia which affects the frontal lobes of the brain – situated behind the forehead – this controls things like behaviour and emotions, particularly on the right side of the brain. They also control language, usually on the left. The temporal lobes – on either side of the brain – have many roles. On the left side, these lobes control the understanding of words. So symptoms of this type of dementia will vary from behaviour problems, personality changes and difficulties with language.
Other illness and diseases such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease can also act as triggers to dementia.
Dementia has so many strains and forms and it does affect people so differently. Some people have it over years and gradually each year will get harder, whilst others it can be a fast thing and they deteriorate rapidly over months.